Overseas Network, November 13th. US Democratic presidential candidate Biden recently promised to “restart” the current anti-epidemic policy. The first step is to promote mandatory wearing of masks across the United States. However, US media revealed that 16 Republican governors claimed to boycott Biden’s “mask order.”
According to the US “Political Press” report, Biden recently said that he will start calling Republican governors and mayors to encourage them to issue mandatory masks to delay the spread of the epidemic. However, the latest response of these Republican governors is: “Don’t waste time.”
According to the report, almost all 16 Republican governors are prepared to reject Biden’s call, even though they will impose new regulations on enterprises themselves and limit the scale of public gatherings. Managers in South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Nebraska all claimed that “wearing a mask should still be a personal choice, not a legal obligation.” They believe that the nationwide “mask order” is a onerous and impossible task. However, US media emphasized that the Centers for Disease Control has emphasized that masks can protect the wearer and others from infection.
The Politburo believes that the topic of wearing masks has been politicized, and it will be very difficult for the United States to reach a consensus on basic public health strategies. The Trump administration’s anti-epidemic approach still maintains a strong influence on Republican officials.
According to the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) report on the 8th, the Biden-Harris campaign listed in detail the guiding principles and policies for fighting the Coronavirus pandemic. This includes “cooperating with governors and mayors to promote mandatory (wearing) mask orders across the country.” Biden’s advisers said that if the other party does not cooperate, they will directly “circumvent” the governor and “lobby” his mayor.
According to Worldometer’s real-time statistics, as of around 6:30 on November 13th, Beijing time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States has reached 10,844,516 and a total of 248,285 deaths.